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Paste copied text in v 0.2 of Apple's X11 UNIX
I didn't see this documented anywhere, but in the latest version of Apple's X11.app (v 0.2), one can copy text from OS X applications and paste it into XWindow applications with Control-V -- rather than the usual Command-V keystroke. Cool!

The documentation suggests that in the previous version, the middle mouse button would initiate a paste, but I could never get it to work properly.

[Editor's note: If you're copying out of X11, the usual Command-C works (as Control-C has a different meaning in most UNIX apps!).]
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Paste copied text in v 0.2 of Apple's X11
Authored by: reverb on Feb 17, '03 11:31:13AM

Was fighting with this last night and it appears that my problem was that the Microsoft Mouse driver "intercepts" the middle mouse button and doesn't let it through to X11. (I have an old IntelliMouse with IntelliEye).

I was trying to map middle button to option-click, but in the end have done it with USB Overdrive, and X11s "emulate 3 buttons". Map the middle button to Option-Click and away you go.



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Paste copied text in v 0.2 of Apple's X11
Authored by: Eponymous on Feb 17, '03 08:01:01PM

Doesn't this work differently?

That is, the 3-button emulator works so that

option-click = middle button
command-click = right button

which, if you're using your left hand to hold down the keys, makes sense, as option is left of command.

I find this a hassle (since I'm now trying to use OOo), so I've used Microsoft Mouse PrefPane (OK, not really a prefpane) to map the right button to command-click. This way, I get the expected contextual menu when I right-click.

I'm hoping that apple adds the ability to use all the buttons on my mouse in the next go-round of X11.



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Paste copied text in v 0.2 of Apple's X11
Authored by: adrianu on Feb 17, '03 03:40:46PM

Which X11 app is this you are pasting into?

I suspect you have just found the X11 app's built-in pasting mechanism (check its drop-down menus to see if ctrl-v is 'paste' -if so, ctrl-c will be 'copy').

Try it with xterm -bet it won't work...

Sorry.

Adrian



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Paste copied text in v 0.2 of Apple's X11
Authored by: notmatt on Feb 18, '03 05:40:56AM

Roger that - it all depends on what the X app defines to be the paste key. Of course, most of the KDE and Gnome apps tend to go for the windows-standard ctrl-c/v combo.



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